Pink Chintz blooms from early to late spring above dark olive leaves.
This Thyme's gentle
flowers are typically the first to appear each spring.
blooms earlier, larger leaves.
General information about Thymus serpyllum (Thyme):
A highly multi-purpose perennial groundcover, Thyme is a
herb that is often grown as an
It grows well in the cracks between rocks and
pavers or stepping stones.
gardeners can’t resist running their fingers through the lacey foliage just to enjoy its lemony scent.
Thyme grows especially well in somewhat dry,
This elegant and low-maintenance groundcover can even be planted in
and once established it
(though it grows more heartily with profuse watering), and light
Owing to its acceptance of light foot traffic, your planting options are expanded beyond rock gardens
to stepping stones, pathways,
and filling crooks and crevices as long as you give it well-drained soil.
are fond of Thyme and you will discover that she is very disease resistant meaning, once established,
you will be rewarded with years of fragrant, delicious, and timeless beauty.
by nature, Thyme takes on a slight mounding habit if planted in an area with only
Thyme is most fragrant and flavorful when grown in dry, lean, well-drained soil.
The foliage can be used for seasoning at any time and is easily dried.
The blooms are also
and are tastiest when first opening.
Sprigs of Thyme are wonderful stuffed inside poultry before roasting or snipped into salads for a citrusy punch on the palette.
Too much moisture can rot the plants, so you will find it does best with average water and well drained soil.
If you love to have a little design fun in your garden, select an area where you alternate
pavers or stepping stones
with plantings of Thyme to create a geometric pattern.
Some gardeners even opt to write words with plantings of Thyme.
A fun project with grandchildren is to create a series of steps from concrete blocks.
Inside each hole in the block, put a small layer of gravel, followed by a cupful of sand, then excellent quality soil and one Thyme plant.
Thyme is native to most of Europe and North Africa and as such is often used in those cuisines.
Thyme has been utilized for millennia.
Due to its intrepid and vitality-laden symbolism to the ancient Greeks, athletes covered their arms with its oil before tournaments.
All varieties of Thyme have strong disinfectant properties, which brought about the cultivars' widespread use by Egyptians for embalming and during 20th century wartime to sterilize wounds.
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